Category Archives: Skills

Share your views on the forthcoming 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) will review how much the EFA movement has contributed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults have benefited from the right to an education that meets their basic … Continue reading

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Why we need a global education framework after 2015

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report With the 2015 deadline for the Education for All goals fast approaching, international attention is focusing on what will succeed them. It is crucial that a clear, overarching … Continue reading

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Valuing teachers is about more than their salaries

By Sunny Varkey, founder and trustee of the Varkey GEMS Foundation, is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for education partnerships I am immensely proud that my parents were teachers. I recently asked my mother what she believed they had achieved by … Continue reading

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New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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Is it too much to ask for free quality education for all?

By Antonia Wulff, coordinator at Education International Education is an inalienable human right – but across the world this right is being undermined by the impacts of inequality, a lack of political commitment and inadequate investment in education. We need … Continue reading

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Every child needs a good teacher, especially in the early grades

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Worldwide, 250 million primary school age children are not learning the basics – even though almost half of them are in school. Studies in several countries have shown … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Messages from youth campaigners to governments on the skills deficit

The Arabic version of the 2012 Global Monitoring Report will be launched today in Cairo, at an event hosted by the League of Arab States. As the last of the regional launches of the Report, the event will also mark the … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day, let’s make sure education reaches the poorest young women

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report What kind of policy reduces or banishes inequality? International Women’s Day on March 8 is not only a chance to celebrate greater equality for women and highlight inequalities … Continue reading

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What’s top of the 2012 global education news?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The tragic shooting in Pakistan of Malala in the name of girls’ education, the rebuilding of education in South Sudan one year after independence and in Haiti two … Continue reading

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Life skills taught in school vital to reduce risk of HIV and AIDS

Only 7% of school children in E & S Africa have desired level of knowledge on HIV and AIDS On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report  ‘Youth and Skills: Putting education to work’ shows the importance … Continue reading

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